Titolo: Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of ...
Casa editrice: Pantheon
Data di pubblicazione: 2004
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "He was one of a kind. Nobody I heard before him or after him has had that fantastic deliverythat certain something in his voice that seemed like a sword that'd pierce your soul when he'd sing. Wolf was already a great singer and musician when I first met him. To my mind, he's one of the greatest ever. We'll never see another like him." From the introduction by B. B. King "Talk about best-kept secrets! There are no rumors in this booknot a one. It says everything there is to say about the Wolf. I've been looking for this one for a long, long time." Taj Mahal "Things folks have done in the dark are going to come out in the light. Nobody else has ever dug up what these guys have foundand it's right." Hubert Sumlin. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0375422463
Riassunto: Howlin? Wolf was a musical giant in every way. He stood six foot three, weighed almost three hundred pounds, wore size sixteen shoes, and poured out his darkest sorrows onstage in a voice like a raging chainsaw. Half a century after his first hits, his sound still terrifies and inspires.
Born Chester Burnett in 1910, the Wolf survived a grim childhood and hardscrabble youth as a sharecropper in Mississippi. He began his career playing and singing with the first Delta blues stars for two decades in perilous juke joints. He was present at the birth of rock ?n? roll in Memphis, where Sam Phillips?who also discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis?called Wolf his ?greatest discovery.? He helped develop the sound of electric blues and vied with rival Muddy Waters for the title of king of Chicago blues. He ended his career performing and recording with the world?s most famous rock stars. His passion for music kept him performing?despite devastating physical problems?right up to his death in 1976.
There?s never been a comprehensive biography of the Wolf until now. Moanin? at Midnight is full of startling information about his mysterious early years, surprising and entertaining stories about his decades at the top, and never-before-seen photographs. It strips away all the myths to reveal?at long last?the real-life triumphs and tragedies of this blues titan.
James Segrest (left) has written for Blues Access magazine and cowrote the liner notes for the Grammy-nominated album A Tribute to Howlin? Wolf. He lives in Notasulga, Alabama.
Mark Hoffman has written for Blues Access, Living Blues, and Blues to Do magazines and narrated the prizewinning film The Howlin? Wolf Story. He lives on an island near Seattle.
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